In the tradition of denominations, which designate set readings for set times of the year, known as the Lectionary, the reading from the Gospel according to Mark denotes the time when there was a miracle within a miracle as Jesus Christ returned to the Galilean side of the Sea of Galilee.
As Christians we are all really the same, but we spend a lot of time dwelling on the differences between our religions.
Our first half of life is about creating an identity, who are we, finding some boundary markers through traditions, trustworthy authorities and structures, making money and wealth, getting an education, marrying, and raising children which we spend the rest of our lives defending. In other words, it’s about filling the empty vessel that the Creator gave us. It’s all about me, that “Life is about me.”
We look around our world, listen to the news, or even look within ourselves and our families and see the frailty, imperfection, and flawed nature of mankind. In Bible words, sin abounds. This is easy to see and cannot be argued away. Man’s nature is to think, “Well I’ve done more good than evil, and I’m certainly doing better than the next guy, so God must be ok with me; I’ll take my chances.”
Unless you are in college or seminary, how often do you think about how your worldview affects your day-to-day life? Even if you are in college, do ever consider it after you turned in your worldview assignment? Your worldview matters, and as a Christian it is especially important to look at life (and beyond) with the right perspective, or worldview.
No one ever wants to find themselves in the middle of a crime scene or a traumatic accident, but when the worst happens, Moffat County residents have someone in their corner.
The Empty Bowl Fundraiser held Friday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church raised about $4,600 for St. Michael’s Community Kitchen, in addition to bringing in donations of a processed steer and processed pork.
Relationships are always worth restoring! Because the Christian life is all about learning how to love, God wants us to value relationships and make every effort to maintain them instead of discarding them whenever there is a hurt or a conflict. God has given us the ministry of restoring relationships! That’s why a significant amount of the New Testament is devoted to teaching us how to get along with one another.
Handmade bowls, homemade soups and full bellies are the order of the day Friday for the Empty Bowl Fundraiser to benefit St. Michael’s Community Kitchen.
With cars overflowing from the parking lot, New Creation Church’s fourth annual Easter Egg Hunt saw hundreds of area children turn out to get their hands on some goodies, kids wasting no time at all in grabbing up the 12,000 plastic eggs full of candy and other materials. Participants as old as fifth grade took to the field to stuff all they could in their baskets, buckets and bags.
In our tradition, the Great Vigil of Easter will be celebrated this evening, the first in a series of Easter celebrations to be celebrated between Saturday evening and Sunday morning.
The Easter holiday is coming up soon, bringing with it some springtime celebrations. Here are a few of the events that will make up the Craig community’s ringing in of the festive day.
On March 18, I attended the monthly meeting of the Craig Ministerial Alliance. The topic of discussion was the issues facing adolescents in the city of Craig and Moffat County. Our guests who represented the Department of Social Services and the county prosecutor’s office shared their concerns about the high rate of delinquency among teenagers here in Moffat County.
Life itself — and scripture too — is invariably three steps forward and two steps back.
Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center will host a Dessert Night fundraiser Sunday evening at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. The event will feature a plethora of delectable dishes, some readily available for ticket-holders and others reserved for the lucky few who want to bid on them during a silent auction.